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April 21st, 2018

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British man involved in deal to drill for oil in Darfur

April 21st, 2018

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Friday, June 10, 2005

The British TV station Channel 4 has discovered that the Sudanese government has signed a deal for a contract to drill for oil in southern Sudan, and that the key man in securing the deal is British.

Friedhelm Eronat, who until two years ago was an American citizen, secured the largest stake made in a consortium that won the drilling contract in 2003. Oil was discovered in April of this year.

Geologists have long suspected the presence of oil in the south of the Sudan. Clivenden Sudan, which Eronat personally owned in 2003, had a high level of expertise in the country’s geology.

The twenty five year deal secured by Clivenden Sudan will see it pay the Sudanese government $8m in the event oil is produced. The government will also receive 70% of the profits from the oil.

In a statement to Channel 4 News, Eronat said that he is not a shareholder or officer of Cliveden Sudan, that he does not work for or financially benefit from Cliveden Sudan, and that Cliveden Sudan is not the operator of the concession, only a shareholder.

Cliveden Sudan itself said “there has been no commercial oil find in Block C [the area being explored for oil].”

Villages in Darfur 180km from the Clivenden Sudan wells have been attacked by Sudanese troops and aircraft.

Eronat became involved in the deal through Lebanese businessman Eli Calil, who has been accused of funding a failed coup in Equatorial Guinea last year (allegations denied by Calil). Calil and Eronat live near each other in the London suburb of Chelsea.

At least one rebel group in Darfur is certain the search for oil will inflame the conflict in Darfur. The Justice and Equality Movement wants exploration to stop until peace is established.

A member of the JEM, Ahmad Hussein, told Channel 4 News: “So when they say they discover oil in Darfur, who is going to benefit from that? Are they the people of Darfur? Of course not. Absolutely not, the only beneficiaries is the ruling elite and ruling minority of the regime.”

Eronat changed his nationality from American to British in October 2003, shortly before the deal was signed. Under US law, he could have faced up to ten years imprisonment and/or fines of $500,000, due to US sanctions on Sudan.

The UK government has been at the forefront of efforts to try and halt the crisis, with international development minister Hilary Benn making a statement to the house of commons yesterday after a visit to the region. He said: “I visited the Kalma camp in South Darfur and the El Meshtel and Abu Shouk camps in North Darfur where tens of thousands of people are facing a precarious existence. I spoke to men and women whose homes have been destroyed, villages burned, and whose communities have been the victims of killings, looting and rape.

“We are in a race against time in Darfur, and the UK remains committed to doing all that it can to help those affected and to work for a just and lasting peace for its people.”

Víctor Valdés to play in Belgian Pro League; Manchester United loans Valdés to Standard Liège till season end

April 21st, 2018

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

On Sunday, Manchester United announced the loan of their Spanish goalkeeper Víctor Valdés to Belgian club Standard Liège for the rest of the season.

Last year, Valdés signed an 18-month contract with the English club, but the three-time UEFA Champions League winner was given very little opportunity at Old Trafford. He made only two appearances for The Reds last season, after David de Gea was injured. Relations between Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and Valdés were not good. Van Gaal did not pick him for the pre-season tour to the United States, saying Valdés was unwilling to play a game with the under-21 team.

This season, Valdés was not allowed in the locker room, and van Gaal prevented him from training with the main squad and the under-21 team. The official team photograph omitted him.

Valdés was a member of Spain’s squad for the World Cup in 2010 and for Euro 2012, collecting a winner’s medal both times. Per Manchester United’s statement, “Manchester United and Standard Liege have reached agreement for the temporary transfer of goalkeeper Victor Valdes, effective until the end of the current season. The deal is subject to formalities being completed.”

On Instagram, he posted a photo that read “Thank you all for your support during these months of hard work for me, i will never forget! See you soon!”

Chlorine spill in China’s Jiangsu province kills 28, injures hundreds

April 21st, 2018

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Thursday, March 31, 2005

A tanker truck filled with 35 tons of liquid chlorine collided with another truck and crashed in China’s Jiangsu province on Wednesday, leaking its load, killing at least 28 and injuring hundreds. 10,000 villagers have been evacuated from the surrounding area along the BeijingShanghai expressway.

The driver left the scene of the accident in Huai’an city, but later in the day turned himself over to authorities in Nanjing, the provincial capital. The driver of the other truck died on the scene.

Vice mayor Lu Changsu told China’s Xinhua that the death toll may increase because three patients are still in critical condition. Lu said that 350 people remain hospitalized.

A cleanup crew is treating the accident site with a caustic soda. Area farmers are concerned that local farmland will be rendered infertile by the spill.

CPC Vice Premier Huang Ju asked the provincial Jiangsu government to “spare no efforts”, according to Xinhua.

Advantages And Applications Of Copper Pipes And Tubes In The Modern World

April 21st, 2018

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Advantages and Applications of Copper Pipes and Tubes in the Modern World by robinindiaCopper is widely used in making pipes and tubes because of its high resistance to corrosion and non toxic features. For many decades, copper pipes and tubes have been used in domestic and industrial water supply units.Advantages of CopperCopper is much safer than lead and does not harm water. Being non corrosive the pipes will not be clogged with rust and other materials unlike in iron pipes. The high malleability of copper helps in making it into copper pipes and tubes of any size. From the conventional 8mm to 10mm pipes to bigger copper pipes of 22, 28 and 35 mm are used in high rise buildings that require long runs.Copper Pipes are available in a range of lengths as well. Copper is cheaper compared to lead and iron.Copper is less corrosive than iron and non toxic compared to Lead.Copper is malleable and hence it is easier to work with Copper pipes are available in arrange of lengths and thickness Copper pipes are heat resistant and durable that requires no maintenance.Ways and Means of Copper Pipe FittingsThere are many types of copper pipe fittings that help us to increase its length. A compression joint can be fitted to the pipes or soldering a capillary joint can increase the length apart from forming a water tight seal. The capillary copper pipe fittings involves a watertight seal made of molten solder that fills the small gap between the fittings by capillary action, after which the pipe ends are pushed into it. Uses of Copper TubesCopper tubes are commonly used for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration purposes because of its high heat conductivity. Copper coils made from a single bent piece of a continuous copper tube are used in many electrical gadgets like heaters. Techniques like brazing and Soldering are used to increase the lengths of copper tubes.Copper tubes are famous for their sturdiness, easy availability, and corrosion resistance and recycling profitably. Types of Copper Tube FittingsCapillary fittings are used as copper tune fittings for systems under pressure, such as hot and cold water lines. These fittings that are manufactured in compliance with the ASME Standard may be manufactured by a wrought process or casting. Drainage Fittings are used in soil-and-waste drainage and venting applications, which are essentially gravity installations that do not involve pressure. In addition to these, there are many other types of fittings for joining copper tubes like flare fittings compression fittings and pipe flanges among others.More details on copper pies and tubes can be had from B2B business directories and platforms.The company Mehta Tubes Ltd is manufacturer of Copper Pipes and tubes, Copper Pipes, Copper Tubes, Copper Pipe Fittings, Copper Tube Fittings.Article Source: eArticlesOnline.com

Canada’s Astral Media Inc. to aquire Standard Radio

Canada’s Astral Media Inc. to aquire Standard Radio

April 20th, 2018

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Canadian Astral Media Inc. will buy out Standard Radio Inc., which runs many radio stations in Canada. Standard Radio Inc. is the largest privately owned multimedia company in Canada.

Montreal based Astral Media Inc. will buy all of the assets from Standard Radio Inc. for about CAN$1.2-billion. Standard Radio Inc.’s 52 radio stations, and Astral’s 29, will be brought together by Astral Media Inc. This will give Astral 81 radio stations in total. This makes Astral the largest radio operator in Canada of FM and AM radio.

“With the acquisition of Standard Radio, Astral Media will not only be acquiring the best performing radio stations in the country, we will at the same time acquire a company with similar values and culture. said Ian Greenberg, President and CEO of Astral Media.

“Over the past four decades the Slaight family has built a remarkable collection of strong radio brands and has contributed meaningfully in shaping the Canadian radio industry as we know it today. We are delighted with the prospect of welcoming Standard Radio’s employees into our team.”

Gary Slaight, President and CEO of Standard Radio also commented on the deal.

“We are looking forward to becoming a part of the Astral Media family,” said Gary Slaight, President and CEO of Standard Radio. “We are pleased to see our legacy live on with a company such as Astral that has such a strong track record and commitment to its employees and to the Canadian radio and television industries.”

All of Astral’s radio stations are run in Quebec and Atlantic Canada and it also runs various television stations across Canada. Astral also has two french channels that broadcast on Sirius satellite radio Canada.

The company hopes to finalize the deal in or before April.

Proposal for Buffalo, N.Y. hotel reportedly dead: parcels for sale “by owner”

Proposal for Buffalo, N.Y. hotel reportedly dead: parcels for sale “by owner”

April 20th, 2018

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Buffalo, N.Y. Hotel Proposal Controversy
Recent Developments
  • “120 year-old documents threaten development on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal” — Wikinews, November 21, 2006
  • “Proposal for Buffalo, N.Y. hotel reportedly dead: parcels for sale “by owner”” — Wikinews, November 16, 2006
  • “Contract to buy properties on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal extended” — Wikinews, October 2, 2006
  • “Court date “as needed” for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal” — Wikinews, August 14, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal rescheduled” — Wikinews, July 26, 2006
  • “Elmwood Village Hotel proposal in Buffalo, N.Y. withdrawn” — Wikinews, July 13, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal delayed” — Wikinews, June 2, 2006
Original Story
  • “Hotel development proposal could displace Buffalo, NY business owners” — Wikinews, February 17, 2006

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Buffalo, New York —A proposed hotel that was supposed to be built at the corner of Elmwood and Forest Avenues in Buffalo, New York is apparently off the table. The former proposal was going to be called The Elmwood Village Hotel and would have consisted of 72 rooms and cost between $7 to $10 million American dollars to build.

Today several unknown individuals were seen removing a sign that was dedicated to the “Elmwood Village Gateway,” which signifies the beginning of the Elmwood Village at the formerly proposed project’s location.

Nearly an hour later the men replaced the sign with a different and unexpected sign: “For Sale: 5 commercial parcels and 1 carriage house, By: Owner.” Those 5 “parcels” are 1109-1121 Elmwood and 999 Forest Avenue, which is located in an illegal alley, according to the City of Buffalo, behind the 5 other properties on Elmwood. Hans Mobius owns all properties named in the sale.

Sam Savarino, CEO of Savarino Companies never owned the properties and has repeatadly told Wikinews in exclusive interviews that he still had a “contract to buy the properties” and on October 2, 2006 told Wikinews in an exclusive interview that he “extended” the “agreement to purchase the property[s] and will have it under contract for what we hope is a sufficient period of time.”

“He [Mobius] is undoubtedly concerned because he has lost some tenants and is a bit impatient. I think he has properly portrayed the situation,” said Savarino in an exclusive interview with Wikinews.

Savarino also says that there may be “legal issues” to work out now, before anything else can move forward, regarding the proposal.

“There are some legal complexities that must be sorted out before anything can happen there,” added Savarino.

The welcome sign was; however, not removed entirely. The sign was placed, facing the same direction of north, on the side of the Forest Plaza Art Gallery, a new art gallery located on the corner of Forest and Elmwood.

Nancy Pollina, owner of Don Apparel which was located at 1109 Elmwood, but closed on October 14, 2006 considers this a possible “victory” in regards to the lawsuit filed against the hotel to stop it from being built, alleging that several laws were broken, including not performing an Environmental Impact Study before the proposal was approved by the city, during its approval and the proposal was “rushed.” Patricia Morris, who operates Don Apparel with Pollina, Angeline Genovese and Evelyn Bencinich, owners of residences on Granger Place which abut the rear of the proposed site, Nina Freudenheim, a resident of nearby Penhurst Park, and Sandra Girage, the owner of a two-family residence on Forest Avenue less than a hundred feet from the proposed hotel’s sole entrance and exit driveway, were also plaintiffs in the lawsuit. They filed the suit with a lawyer representing them, Arthur J. Giacalone, on April 25, 2006 in New York State Supreme Court, but the case has never gone to a courtroom.

Giacalone believes that a press release issued in July regarding the project was nothing but a statement to “save face,” but that the placement of the for sale sign might be a way of convincing Savarino to speed up the sale of the properties.

“I thought all along that Savarino’s July press release might be no more than an effort to save face. But we have no way of knowing. Similarly, Mobius might have put the for-sale sign up in an attempt to pressure Savarino into closing the deal. There’s no way to tell,” said Giacalone in an exclusive interview with Wikinews.

In regards to the lawsuit, Giacalone thinks it may now be in “limbo.”

“The lawsuit still sits in limbo,” added Giacalone.

Save Your Smile With Satisfaction

April 20th, 2018

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byAlma Abell

Health covers a variety of areas, and each part of a person’s health will play into the other. Diet effects weight, weight effects esteem, esteem effects mental health, and so on. The same can be said for teeth and oral upkeep, as a mouth free of gum infections and full of strong teeth provides both confidence and good health.

It may not seem a likely case, after all, because for as long as you’ve known teeth are quite resilient, eating through the toughest foods. That’s true early on, as the enamel in our mouths is obviously strongest when newest, even when one doesn’t consistently brush or floss their teeth. However, the bacteria that eats through sugars and high fat foods creates acid in our gums, which in turn corrodes the mentioned enamel. Without cleaning them, this acid typically becomes plaque and hardens, continuing to eat away. All this build up will eventually lead to cavities, loss of teeth, infections, and gum disease.

This is why visiting your local dentist is highly beneficial. These specialists have a wide variety of techniques and technology at their disposal to monitor your teeth, in growth, searching for nearing cavities, cleaning teeth and providing protection from future decay. It’s especially significant to visit a dentist in early age, as helping strong teeth when young has long lasting benefits for the future. In fact, it’s more typical to suffer several enamel problems at a later age without having practiced good tooth care.

Consider too the monetary trouble a person avoids by getting at least an annual dental checkup. True, prices can vary and appear lofty, but a down payment versus an operation for root canal is a huge difference. Fillings themselves are rather expensive, and it’s all quite easy to avoid by having dental care keep you in good shape. Even if a person doesn’t have dental insurance, most offices offer affordable one time payments to get you at the least, basic maintenance, only with a longer waiting period.

In short, by having healthy teeth, you benefit yourself in multiple ways. You save money, you keep your teeth, you have confidence from your good smile, and your teeth are protected.

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Former Oral Roberts University Regent member speaks out

Former Oral Roberts University Regent member speaks out

April 20th, 2018

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Friday, November 9, 2007

Harry McNevin, explained in a recent interview that he quit the Board of Regents at Oral Roberts University in disgust in 1987 after 16 years of service when he learned that Richard Roberts, Oral Roberts and other Roberts family dipped into the school’s endowment fund for personal expenses.

McNevin noted that he resigned after the board practically “rubber-stamped” the “use of millions in endowment money to buy a Beverly Hills property so that Oral Roberts could have a West Coast office and house.” In addition he said a country club membership was purchased for the home. The home was reported purchased for US$3 million and another $3.5 million was spent remodeling it.

The Associated Press also cited Patti Roberts, Richard’s first wife, who wrote in her 1983 memoir, “Ashes to Gold,” about expensive gifts including a blue Mercedes as a Christmas gift for Richard, a Jaguar for her, Italian suits and Palm Beach vacations. Suzanne Culpepper, the Roberts’ former nanny, said Lindsay (Richard’ second wife) and Richard spent money wildly. This included 275 pairs of shoes for Lindsay, 120 pairs of shoes (including 18 pairs of golf shoes) for Richard, 165 suits for Richard and other large amounts of clothing in their walk-in closest.

Previously the Roberts were accused of illegal political and financial wrongdoing, which forced the president to step down from his position.

A United States Senate committee is currently investigating six major ministries over their finances. Three of these ministries are headed by members of ORU’s Board of Regents.

Recently Tulsa World wrote that Oral Roberts University raised $8.8 million starting in 2001 for a new student center, but construction has begun and officials said “the school has used some of the money for scholarships and operations.” Tulsa World requested documents about the ORU student center, but the “university released details but not records about money raised for the center.”